Winter's drawing to a close here in Oz and right now there's a lot of lovely pink and purple in the garden. Two of my absolute favourite flowering plants for adding these soft, fluffy, feel-good colours are Plectranthus 'Mona Lavender' and Azaleas.
First my gorgeous Plectranthus 'Mona Lavender'. Whilst the foliage is not all that exciting ... this plant comes into it's own when it's covered in these tiny little flowers. Take a closer look at the intricate patterns on these dainty petals.
Now to my Azaleas. I have one dwarf variety growing in an outdoor garden bed ... and it has astounded me for quite some time! It is the most resilient, hardy little Azalea I've ever met. How it survives outdoors during our Summers here is beyond me ... but it does ... and for the last three years it has burst into bloom every Winter and puts on this terrific show of colour. Unfortunately I have no idea of its varietal name. I've named it 'One Tough Little Mama'!
I also have two potted Azaleas ... bought around four years ago. These two did very, very little for the past three years ... then, suddenly this year they have burst into bloom. Both have been covered by masses of frilly pink flowers ... and they're into their second display for this Winter. Everyone who visits, comments about these beauties in the courtyard garden.
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